15 comments on “Women in Translation Month

  1. Some of these sound amazing! My favourite female author in translation, definitely Sophia de Mello Breyner. But I have to admit, I haven’t read a whole lot in translation recently. Might be time to pick it back up!

  2. Well done on reading so many already this month! I’m still working my way through the one #WIT novel I selected, though I’m hoping to try some Yoko Ogawa as well before the month is up. But I may copy you and do a recommendations post on some authors I’ve read in the past.

  3. I’m embarrassed to say I don’t have any female authors in translation on my bookshelf, or my virtual one for that matter. I must rectify that right away! Great post 😃

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  5. I’ve read Ludmilla Petrushevskaya; it’s hard to miss her lengthy book titles. I’m also interested in your collection of novellas, a form I truly believe is under appreciated, though readers have to be careful because it can easily be done badly.

  6. Such an exciting idea! I love women writers, and I’d recommend a writer from my home country: Leila S. Chudori. It’s probably more difficult to find her translated works, but if you’re interested in Indonesian literature or history that is not too old, give her a try.

    I’ve heard great things about the Traveling Cat Chronicles, and Anne Frank is another author I’d highly recommend because her diary is such a heartbreaking and beautiful insight into WW II.

    • I’m not sure I’ve ever tried any Indonesian literature, so I’ll certainly look into it! Thank you for the recommendation 😊

      And yes, Anne Frank’s diary is an excellent choice. I read it many years ago but have been considering rereading it soon.

  7. I just read Visitation this month for #WIT although sadly I wasn’t particularly enamoured by it.

    One that I would highly recommend is The Bridge of Beyond by Simone Schwartz Bart, it was my top read of the year when I read it and one more recent I just read is Disoriental by Négar Djavadi and the exquisite novella So Long A Letter by Mariama Bâ, which I just lent to a friend for the summer.

    All three translated from French, however they are all writers whose origin is not France, which brings an added richness to their stories.

    • I didn’t love Visitation either, sadly. There were elements that I liked, but I enjoyed it a lot more in theme and intent than I did in actual execution.

      Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll be sure to look into them 😊

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